If you have your own garden you don’t have to stay shut up inside all the time, sat in the dark reading the latest depressing news and statistics on your mobile until the government tell us its safe to go outside again.
Self-isolation and the Covid-19 lockdown has limited a lot of the usual activity we all enjoy as the weather starts to get warmer – but if you have a garden you can still make the most of the weather. In fact now is the perfect time to get outside work, exercise in and enjoy your own garden.
Can I still use my garden during the lockdown?
Yes – the NHS website and the government has very clearly stated that if you own a garden you can still use it, but do not invite visitors or family members round or have gatherings in your garden.
“You can use your garden, if you have one.”
Community gardens and parks are places you should avoid, and you should only be leaving your home at all only when it is absolutely essential. By staying in your own home and garden you are both avoiding overloading the NHS and not contracting the nasty and potentially life-threatening virus yourself. Do this for the brave people working and risking their own lives on the frontlines of the health service but also for yourself and your family.
With that said, provided you are not doing so with people living outside of your household, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t make use of and enjoy everything your garden has to offer at the start of spring and summer.
Here are 4 things to do in your garden during the Coronavirus lockdown:
Annoyingly, the sun seems to have appeared right alongside the government’s decision to lockdown the country to help the NHS deal with the outbreak.
With borders closed and planes grounded obviously holidays are completely off of the agenda. And visits to UK beaches, parks and other public places are strictly prohibited at the moment.
If you have a garden you can still soak in the sun though – lay back on your lawn, close your eyes and pretend you’re in Portugal.
The government are currently allowing “one form of exercise a day” which could be a 30-60 minute run, cycle or walk. Keeping active and healthy is important for your physical and mental wellbeing however you should be sensible about this and consider the risk you are taking by leaving your home every day to exercise.
If you have a garden why not exercise there instead – there are a huge number of fitness instructers offering free workout routines through social media currently. Not only are you working out and staying strong and healthy whilst avoiding contagion but you can also benefit from the boost in morale and camaraderie of doing so online with other people.
Whether you’re growing flowers or produce now is the perfect time for green thumbs. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or are just starting out; getting outside and working in your garden is the perfect way to pass time and feel productive.
Being at home all the time gives you lots of time to work in your garden, and its the perfect time of year to do so. Soft, moist soil makes weeding and garden work easier and it’s the opportune time to plant a lot of different seeds.
The recent panic-buying and supermarket shortages make growing your own food and self-sufficiency even more appealing also.
4. Renovate your garden lawn
We’re a garden turf company and so we’re obviously leading to this – it’s now the perfect time of year to renovate your garden lawn.
Garden centres and nurseries have had to close but as we sell directly online we’re still able to provide our usual services (with the exception of being able to collect yourself orders from our depot.)
Whether you’re looking to replace your tired old lawn with fresh new turf rolls or just purchase some nutrient-rich topsoil to topdress and reinvigorate your existing lawn we can help you.
You’ll want to make the most of your garden whilst you’re self-isolating and pre-grown rolls of garden turf, rather than seeds, are the fastest way to do this.
We hope this has helped inspire you with some ideas of ways to use your garden to still enjoy the outdoors during the current Covid-19 lockdown. If we all stick together (at a distance of at least 2 meters) and support each other we will get through this.